Improve your relationship to food, Overcome emotional eating, Find your power.

"Sue provides a cornucopia of inspiration, advice, and information that can transform your life and your health."

Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D. - OB/GYN and author of the New York Times best sellers: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause


full of tried and true SOLUTIONS that really work.



You’re TIRED, OVERWHELMED, STRESSED about your relationship to FOOD and your BODY.

It is TIME to stop looking OUTSIDE for THE WAY and start looking INSIDE for YOUR WAY

Because…YOU KNOW the way OUT is IN when it comes to your relationship to food and your body.

I KNOW. It can be a little dark and scary IN there. I was scared too. Perhaps you need someone to hold your hand.

And that is exactly what I do. I help you go IN, get to know your body, respect your body, listen to your body and trust your body and all its wisdom.

I know how scary it is to change tired old patterns.

You probably even feel paralyzed by your eating AND your thoughts about eating and your body.

I get it. I’ve been there myself.

The struggles women have around food and their bodies is what I consider one of the most complex and prevalent issues of our time.

I am SUE VAN RAES and I am devoted to healing the feminine through food, mind-body connection and pleasure one breath at a time.

Over the past 11 years I have guided thousands of women into a more balanced, empowered and pleasurable relationship to food, body and health.

I am all about sharing EVERYTHING I live and teach…an exciting fusion of my work as a nutritional therapist, food psychology specialist and yogini.


Introducing . . .

A dive into deep healing for the body and soul while offering practical, potent teachings that will open your heart to trust, your mind to possibility and your body to its organic wisdom.

I am chock full of resources for you including INSPIRING content, EXTRAORDINARY international guest teachers, a wide array of support to help you find your way IN.

This is not a ONE WAY approach to change, but a CONSCIOUS collaboration between YOU and ME.  

  • You want to IMPROVE your relationship to food through SELF CARE PRACTICES that nourish you from the inside out.
  • You want to OVERCOME emotional eating by developing an intimate partnership with your MIND and BODY
  • You want to FIND YOUR POWER in the way you create PURPOSE, PASSION and PLEASURE in life and your health.

So let’s get a warm pot of tea, find your favorite corner, and cozy up for a transformation you won’t want to miss.

A personal quest that will CHANGE everything ...

  • Improve your relationship to food and your body
  • Overcome emotional eating, and
  • Find your POWER

"Sue Van Raes has taken on a beautiful mission - to help heal the feminine when it comes to food, body, and soul. Sue provides a wonderful gathering of resources, information, wisdom and story that touches the heart and reminds us that the journey of the feminine is unique, special and powerful. The simple and practical insights that Sue offers are a great distillation of some of the more useful health principles of our time. This work is honest, heartfelt, and much needed."

Marc David - author and founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

 Eat.Pray.Yoga is a supportive container that will guide you through the tried and true age old practices that shift, transform, engage, and inspire you to find your POWER in your eating and your life.


And Yes! We are Budget-Friendly!

"We all need an owner’s manual to our own bodies. Sue Van Raes offers us just that. It is as though Van Raes is a trusted girlfriend, sharing secrets to health over a cup of comforting herbal tea, Sue offers what many of us have been looking for to provide the suggestions to reboot our own lives. As a twenty-year practitioner of holistic disciplines including Yoga and Ayurveda, I learned many key lessons from this work and look forward to sharing it with my students and clients."

Felicia Tomaskso - Editor in Chief, LA Yoga and Find Bliss magazines

"Sue Van Raes deepens our conversation on women’s health and happiness, leaving us more empowered and spiritually connected in our daily lives. Sue offers a dynamic approach to healing the feminine through food, mind-body connection and intuition. This is an important work for women of our time!"

Sara Avant Stover - author and founder of The Way of the Happy Woman.

"I have known Sue since she first began her education in nutrition. We shared an office for several years and I have watched her grow into an ever more wise, kind human being, practitioner and teacher. She understands the causes of illness and suffering and is skilled in guiding women back to Health. Sue’s ways of living, her work and her book are one. That is about as good a compliment as I can pay anyone."

Charley Cropley, N.D.

You Are Not Alone:

I know you may FEEL alone. Feeling stuck in your life and your relationship to food and your body can be isolating. We tend to get stuck in our heads and shut down in our hearts.I know how you feel. Along with my own personal journey, I have worked with hundreds of women who have gone through this personal revolution in my practice, programs and retreats. Most of them started off feeling just like you.

History shows how women have tended to each other, supported each other, and provided the safety of a healing container for personal revolution since the beginning of time. We are sisters on this path to freedom. It is in part of our genetics, embedded in our higher selves, and infused in our beings.



You must know this One universal truth: Your BODY wants to HEAL. Your body’s innate wisdom is on a path to keep you safe, strong, healthy and vital. It is your true nature. It is the nature of every creature on the planet. It IS nature. It is divine guidance. When given the right tools, practices, food and self-love the rest is a magical, mystical universal intervention towards your greater self and strength.   There is no escaping the benefit of your actions here! Learning to listen to, trust, and move WITH your body’s wisdom is a big part of our work together. This consciousness + instinct will not only enhance your health and body, but will also EMPOWER you in every area of your life



I understand that thoughts about health, body, emotional eating and overwhelm can consume your lives. Not only do we get stuck in negative thought patterns but we lose sight of the beauty that surrounds us. We detach from those we love, and get way too freaked out to reach out and ask for help. This is the opposite of FREEDOM. It’s scary, anxiety inducing and destructive.



You are here on this planet to share your unique gifts. You are here to live out your purpose and make a difference in your circle of life. It is hard to show up, give back, and support those you love when you are consumed with self-loathing, critical, shaming and blaming thoughts isn’t it?

Say goodbye to being imprisoned by your own self-sabotage and HELLO to the new you who is refreshed, radiant and ready to show up in life like never before.

Freedom is choosing this for yourself. Freedom is knowing when you need support. Freedom is being vulnerable, open, and willing to do something different.

fade-leftfade-rightHERE IS WHAT YOU WILL GET

  • Brilliant Bonus Sessions

    You won’t want to miss these dynamic teachers and    practitioners!  I’m bringing in my favorite colleagues from all over the country, so you’ll get their special, fresh, and ultra-valuable perspectives to boost your inner experience. They’ll each join us for spectacular audio-sessions to share with you specialized tools for transformation in their areas of expertise.

  • Mindfulness Meditations

    Each week you will be given a guided meditation that is perfectly matched to the theme of the module for the week. You can practice this soulfully guided meditation to enhance your mind-body connection, heighten your awareness in your eating practices and your subtle body while finding a deeper love for yourself.

    These meditations are designed for ALL LEVELS of experience.

  • Yoga Sessions (all levels)

    Yoga and yogic philosophy is an integral part of the EPY for women program. Each week you will receive guided practices to up your home practice on the mat and in your life. Each week’s guided yoga will specifically increase your body awareness through breath, mantra, intention, and asana (postures) so that your mind-body connection is heightened and inspired as well as your love for moving your body and connecting with your heart. EPY-yoga is designed for ALL LEVELS.

  • Ready to Use Resources and OM work

    Uper practical + user friendly downloads to enhance your experience and provide you with all the resources you need to have a personal breakthrough. These comprise an entire library of support I have created over the years now shared with YOU. Your access is unlimited, and you will find that having some handy resources + engaging OM work from yours truly + some of our special guests will help you to integrate, and incarnate this journey even deeper.


  • Compassionate Community + Conversation

    Our Facebook community private page is a great place to share, support and connect in dynamic conversation and compassionate collective transformation. This will be our meeting place during our 40 days and beyond. Here you will ENGAGE. Here you will find your PEOPLE: Your fellow goddesses, your collective support, your inspiration to keep moving ahead with your vision. It is dynamic, uplifting and enlightening.

  • Engaging Email Support

    Stay tuned for our weekly email via Boulder Nutrition, right into your INBOX so that you and I stay super connected. These vibrant life and whole living nuggets will keep you excited about your health and your happiness.

  • Potent Private Sessions

    When you sign up for EPY you will receive a 25% discount off private sessions and programs with me! Make sure you take advantage of this nugget and take your personal transformation to the next level. This is a personalized intimate connection between you and I. I listen to your unique relationship with food, your health history and goals and together we create a dynamic approach to your empowered eating quest.

And it keeps getting BETTER and BETTER…
Your Guest Teachers
EPY 2016

Dr. Charley Cropley

Naturopath, Inspirational Speaker, Teacher

Charley graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1979. He has been a practicing Naturopathic Physician, teacher and author in the Boulder/Denver are for the last 25 years. He has trained hundreds of doctors in his methods of nutrition and Self-Healing. He is the author of numerous articles, several books and an array of audios and videos. He has been a frequent lecturer at the colleges of Naturopathic Medicine, and is widely regarded as one of today’s leading thinkers and teachers in the philosophy and practice of Self-Healing. His methods of Self-Healing are compatible with and strengthen all forms of medicine and therapy.

Dr. Cropley no longer prescribes any medicines. He teaches his “students” to heal all manner of health problems by strengthening their skill and self-control in four areas: Wholesome nutrition, strengthening exercise, positive thinking and developing honest, caring relationships. His students learn how to master their illnesses by mastering themselves. He practices what he teaches.

Marc David

Food Psychology Expert, Best-Selling Author, Teacher

Marc is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul.

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is the world’s only teaching organization dedicated to a forward thinking, positive, holistic approach to nutritional psychology. IPE is unique and revolutionary in its approach – teaching students and professionals how to effectively work with the most common eating challenges of our times in their internationally acclaimed Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training. Learn more here: www.psychologyofeating.com

Jessica Emich

Master Chef, Teacher, Owner of SHINE Restaurant and Gathering place

Jessica is the first born of triplets and she doesn’t let anyone forget it. She likes to pave the way and sets her expectations high in all her endeavors. And … she pulls it off. She graduated from University of Nevada Las Vegas with a hotel & restaurant management degree as well as graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She was the Executive and owner and Head Chef at Trilogy for its duration and has since gotten her Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition as well as a certification in Metabolic Typing. She along with Nelson Schwab is the mastermind behind the menu at Shine. She brings much expertise in the science behind her food preparation. It is her passion to nourish people in a way that makes them feel really good, and she is thrilled to be sharing her talents at Shine .You can find her at Jessica@ShineBoulder.com


Kristin Savory

Acupuncturist, Hormone Specialist

Kristin started studying natural healing therapies way back in the 90’s to deal with my own hormonal quagmire.

It wasn’t until she went to acupuncture school and combined the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with whole food concentrates that I was able to crack the code of my “hormonal maze”.

Now, into her 40’s, with a family of her own (one supportive hubby and two spunky kiddos), her health and my hormones are better than ever.

Kristin created the Grow Vibrant newsletter to help more women get in touch with their health and get a heads up on their hormones. Kristin specializes in helping women make the leap into hormonal freedom.

If you’d like to learn the steps that to become a master of your hormones then you can visit her at KristinSavory.com

Tamara Star

Author, Speaker, Life Coach

Tamara Star believes happiness is not an end destination, but instead the ability to see the ordinary through eyes of wonder. If you let her, she'll show you how to take the life you're living and turn it into a life you'll love. She's an international best selling author, intuitive coach, and the creator of the original 40-day Personal reboot program for women--a 6 week virtual deep dive into clearing the slate on what's blocking you from being who you know you really are, not who life has convinced you to be. Join her next 40 day reboot here. Her 1st book, a quick and easy read: "How to Survive a Break Up and Come out Thriving", is available on Amazon. Her co-authored book "Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life" sits on the International Best Sellers List. Tamara's global reach inspires women around the world through her programs, newsletters and teachings; and her work regularly appears on The Huffington Post, Daily Transformations, The Good Men Project, The Elephant Journal, and Positively Positive. For more inspiration, follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google Plus.

Lauren Lewis

Natural Chef, Cooking Instrustructor, Foodie Creatress

Lauren graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder then Lauren attended the School of Natural Cookery, nestled in the foothills of the Rockies. She feels she has been so fortunate to build a career out her passion for food and wellness.

We are often barraged with new diet trends, books and medical studies leaving us feeling confused and ultimately detached from the food we consume. This can become dangerous as we lose sight of our own intuition. My approach to dealing with this is simply to think less and feel more. I believe each of our bodies has the ability to tell us exactly what we need to be well and it is our job to listen, feel, and experiment.

Lauren is known for her healing foods, her passion in the kitchen, and to die for healthy nourishing food. You can find her at www.thepuregourmet.com

Jeanie Manchester

Master Yogini, Meditation Sage, Mythology Meister

Jeanie Manchester brings more than 30 years of dedicated practice, deep study, teaching and sharing onto the mat and into the world. An ERYT 500-hour certified yoga instructor, Jeanie’s inspiration and influence stems from a strong lineage of celebrated teachers, including Dr. Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton, Richard Freeman, and John Friend. Jeanie’s own studies include the disciplines of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara (certified) yoga, Neelakanta Meditation, and the Shri Vidya Goddess Wisdom of South India. With a background that weaves modern dance, yoga, meditation, storytelling and spiritual teaching into her work today.

Jeanie brings a sense of true mastery that empowers her students toward physical and spiritual growth. With the Colorado mountains, husband and two children as daily inspiration, Jeanie wears her various hats with humor and joy and brings a sense of lightness into the depth of her teachings and work.

River Cummings

Yoga Instructor, Yoga Therapist, Vedic Chanting Instructor

Over her 20+ years in the field of Yoga, River has helped herself and countless others regain optimal health and reignite passion for life. River started yoga in college after a debilitating teenage career in horse show jumping left her in need of comprehensive healing intervention. Through gentle practice her vitality and vigor were gradually restored, and a deep desire to help others heal in body, mind, heart and spirit was kindled. Since that time she has dedicated herself to learning and sharing the beautiful tradition of yoga with others.

River holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Emory University and did her Ph.D. work in Chemistry at Seattle’s University of Washington. She later went on to earn certification in massage therapy. She is a dedicated long-time student of yoga, yoga therapy, and Vedic chant in the lineage of T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya. She is certified both as a Yoga Instructor and as a Yoga Therapist by the American Viniyoga Institute.

River is registered as an ERYT-500 by the Yoga Alliance and has served as Director of Education for Old Town Yoga in Fort Collins, CO for the past 10 years. She offers private consulting sessions for yoga therapy and Vedic chant, as well as teaching yoga instructor trainings, workshops, festivals, retreats and group classes worldwide. To connect with River please find her on facebook, or e-mail her directly at riverla@frontier.net.

Angela Grace

Yoga Instructor, Nutritional Counselor

Angela teaches yoga locally in Boulder as well as internationally. Her current labors of love include School for Radiant Living (a transformational yearlong women’s quest), local Boulder yoga programs and yoga teacher trainings, and yoga retreats in Bali and Costa Rica. With a laser-focused vision for healing, Angela empowers others to heal challenging health conditions and injuries through her powerfully effective nutritional cleanse and supplement program. A practitioner of Shamanic Energy Medicine, Angela assists others to stalk the truth, track trauma, clear energetic patterns and empower joy to emerge within sacred space and ignite fierce grace. If you find yourself saying “I’ve tried everything,” Angela assists you to step into your own power and experience success once and for all. A “wonder woman” advocate for others, Angela’s alter ego practices laughter as medicine and is well-known for her audacious laugh.

Here is what is comin’ your way:

Module 1


  • Clear, Prepare, Vision, Intend
  • Learn the foundations of TRUE FOOD
  • Set yourself up for SUCCESS

Module 2

Dive into SELF

  • Witness, watch, Listen, Reveal
  • Experience your reflection in the art of self study
  • Create a sacred container to SEE

Module 3

Raise your VIBRATION

  • Nourish your body deeply
  • Become a heroine in your own life AND in your eating
  • Ascend into your greatness as an eater

Module 4

Experience your TRUTH

  • Learn the connection between personal fulfillment and food
  • Connect to your inner rhythms and sync up with nature
  • Attune to your body and all its wisdom

Module 5

Love your BODY, Love YOURSELF

  • Experience food as practice (sadhana)
  • Create ritual, sacred space, and food practices that work
  • Become a SOULFOOD junkie

Module 6

The Pleasure Project

  • Awaken your inner Aphrodite (mmmhmm)
  • Turn up your vitamin P (pleasure)
  • Practice the ART of SENSUAL eating
  • Choco-love yourself

Successes like these keep me inspired and excited about sharing my passion every day:

"I have been working with Sue in her program, experiencing a new refreshing way of looking at my diet. For the first time ever I did a cleanse with her guidance that helped me get my mind and body back into balance. I have learned more ways to provide protein into my vegetarian meals and I have worked with her guidance on making changes to my peripheral behaviors, allowing me to feel supported in my emotional well being and making it more possible to choose healthy eating habits over emotional eating habits" ~ Mariposa Linden
“I began working with Sue in her program, and she taught me balance and pleasure. Now I eat what my body needs as well as what I want. I continue to exercise, but only doing the activities I truly love and that make me feel good. Life is no longer a disciplined obligation” ~ Hope

“Over the course of our time together, I learned how to drop into myself, become more aware and in the moment and how to have more authentic relationships with women. I had time to take time for me as well as time for rejuvenation, rest and relaxation. Costa Rica was an amazing opportunity to connect with myself and the other beautiful women.” ~ Jessica

“This program is the next step in building awareness for a more fulfilled life through a healthier-happier body. I am so grateful for the introduction to this program ¬– it is a lifesaver.” ~ Ashley

"I have been very happy working with Sue. We just went over my test scores and she is very knowledgable. I also love the fact that Sue is realistic in helping her clients - she doesn't use absolutes - she really tries to help you with what will work for you - not what will work for everyone/anyone. Personalized consulting. I also went on the 2013 Bali Retreat and couldn't recommend a trip more than this one." ~ Patti Gilbert
“Working with the Sue has allowed me to make shifts in my life and open up to insights I didn't realize were waiting for me. I have run up against the same walls time and time again in my life, but throughout time I slowly saw the bricks crumble down to reveal clarity to what it is I truly desire in all areas of my life.” ~ Holly

“I am feeling much better. After Sue tested my food allergies, the gluten free, dairy free, egg free diet has helped me tremendously. My digestion and energy are so much better. Thanks Sue for all of you help and support.” ~ Shirley

“I am very pleased about my work with Sue. She is an excellent listener and we were able to get started right away with a sense of direction. I am very much looking forward to working with Sue on a better health plan for myself and feel a lovely sense of care, support, and confidence from her." ~ Jennifer Martin
“I am usually one to shy away from the group thing, but something drew me in to this program, and I became very trusting of the environment and coaching. This program empowered a safe place for me to explore, become vulnerable, be challenged, and grow. This year I made life changing moves that I may have never made by myself, or with a single coach or counselor. I highly recommend it for any woman who wants to enable her most powerful self." ~ Jennifer

“For 27 years I did not eat meat other than fish and seafood for altruistic reasons. The guidance I found with Sue has changed my view to eat right for my body type and health concerns. Being on the road of better health has energized me and showed me that altruism can still exist as a meat eater." ~ Lise

"The past year has been the craziest and most intense part of my life. Without the guidance and support from Sue I don't know how I could have not just survived this time, but really grown as a person and come out feeling the closest thing to transformed that I have ever experienced. Not only is Sue incredibly supportive and knowledgeable in what she does, her insight and inspiring energy during our sessions is what makes such a difference for me." ~ Mollie White

This sounds amazing right?
Now IS YOUR Time!

Listen, I have been through this with a lot of people before.

The fact that you’re here reading this, you are thinking that this might be your best chance to join with other goddesses, improve your relationship to food, experience a mind-body connection that will shift and rejuvenate you on a deep level.

I mean after all, would you take the time to read this if you didn’t think that at some level this Eat Pray Yoga for WOMEN was for you?

Okay, let’s do this together…. imagine your specific goal for the program. Before we get you started to achieving that goal, think: is there anything that could stop you joining Eat.Pray.Yoga. today? I am available to connect with you to assist you with a solution.

And having addressed those concerns, if you knew absolutely for certain that this Eat.Pray.Yoga could help you connect with other goddesses, improve your relationship to food and your body for the long haul, experience connection and personal transformation, and rejuvenate on a deep level, you would join us this January, wouldn’t you?

Now that you are ready to sign up, when you make your payment I will follow up with you to welcome you to your program experience.

Feel free to reach out as well. I am committed to your optimal experience and are here to support you in that.

I am so excited you are here, ready to join us in experiencing this very special women’s program, illuminating the mind-body connection, highlighting your inner wisdom, exploring the feminine with a group of health seekers and wellness warrioresses, and basking in the wanderlust of a life changing program.

Here is what you REALLY need to know:
The rewards of this investment are... priceless!

  • A lifetime membership to Eat.Pray.Yoga.
  • Living practices you will take with you forever
  • Connections that last a lifetime
  • Women's work that nourishes the soul

Only you can say YES to a commitment that will transform your life in extraordinary ways. You can live your most empowered life around food and your body through these POTENT strategies and practices.

In case we haven’t officially met yet . . .


I am a LIFE TIME foodie and a pleasure junkie—the sustainable type of pleasure, that is. I embody the fine art of being a health connoisseur, while still enjoying the love of all plated things colorful and creative, and practicing the art of self-love every day.

My credentials are rooted in science, psychology and life experience. Since the birth of Boulder Nutrition in 2003, I have successfully merged a combination of yoga, nutrition and food psychology into my current private practice, Boulder Nutrition.

I specialize in women’s health and host both individual programs, and ongoing women’s groups and retreats (both locally and internationally). My work and writings have been featured in numerous publications, including People Magazine, Natural Solutions Magazine and Origin Magazine. I am a Yogini at heart. I love organic, dark chocolate, crispy kale and coconut everything.

I teach pleasure based eating and cooking to cultivate a life of health and happiness based on my own personal experiences—and living as a foodie and health food junkie.

Health Wise, my best selling book, is a culmination of my continual self-study and work as a Nutritional Therapist, Health Coach, and Yogini.


  • q-iconWhen do we start?

    YOU can begin whenever you are ready.  This course keeps on offering individual and group programs.  Due to the life time membership, you can follow the 40 day flow, or you can take your time.  The EPY immersion  starts as 40 days and then we will continue our connection for a lifetime with new friends, a lifetime membership and community of like-minded women.

  • q-iconWhat is EPY for Women?

    EPY is a 40-day online program for women (with an added life time membership) incorporating food psychology practices, yoga, meditation, mind-body connection and pleasure.

  • q-iconWho is this program suited for?

    This program is suited for women who are READY to make a shift in their relationship with food, to overcome emotional eating, and find their power in their relationship with food. There is no need for experience in yoga or meditation. This program is geared for women of all ages, and all levels of practice.

  • q-iconWhy did you create EPY for women?

    I created EPY for Women to live out my personal purpose and contribute to a major shift around women, food, body and soul. I want this available to women all over the world creating more momentum in the collective healing for what I consider one of the most complex and prevalent issues of our time!

  • q-iconI am so busy; will I be able to keep up?

    You will receive a lifetime membership to this program. You can move at your own pace through the material AND we are taking it one step at a time. Each week I am carefully designing the modules to make them manageable, engaging, and do-able in a busy day-to-day life.

  • q-iconDo I have to give up my favorite foods?

    No! I am not one to create more RESTRICTION. I live by the yogic philosophy that when we ADD the right ingredients into our lives (and our plates), the NOT SO GOOD stuff tends to fall away on its own.

  • q-iconHow is this different from other programs out there?

    EPY is a mind-body eating program that turns you back to yourself. You will remember how to listen and trust your body’s own wisdom. Most eating programs are geared to restrict, count calories, and limit your pleasure with your eating. EPY is not that. In this program you will learn to eat intuitively, trust your body, and remember your innate desire for health and happiness.

  • q-iconWill I lose weight?

    This is not a weight loss program AND most often when we improve our relationship to food and our bodies the pounds tend to fall away. When we apply some of the age old principles of holistic nutrition and whole food eating our bodies are HAPPY and can release unwanted weight quickly and easily